Virtus lands former Final Four MVP Udoh

Jul 18, 2021 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Virtus lands former Final Four MVP Udoh

Virtus Segafredo Bologna added a significant force to its frontcourt with the signing of former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion and Final Four MVP Ekpe Udoh, the club announced on Sunday. Udoh (2.08 meters, 32 years old) most recently played with Beijing Royal Fighters in China, where he averaged 6.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals last season. Udoh previously had two hugely successful campaigns at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul between 2015 and 2017. He earned EuroLeague honors in both seasons there, averaging 12.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over 58 EuroLeague games. Udoh led Fenerbahce to its first-ever EuroLeague title in 2017 and was named Final Four MVP. He averaged 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks at that Final Four, and was chosen to the 2016-17 All-EuroLeague First Team and to the 2015-16 All-EuroLeague Second Team. Udoh also helped Fenerbahce to a pair of Turkish League titles, one Turkish Cup trophy and the 2016 EuroLeague championship game, too. Since then, he played two seasons with Utah in the NBA, and also a season with Beijing Ducks in China. An extremely accomplished defender, Udoh started his career with Golden State and also played for Milwaukee and Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA, where he totalled 384 appearances. He also briefly played for Bnei Hasharon in Israel before joining Fenerbahce in 2015.